Last Friday I went to a licensed massage therapist. It was the first time I’ve ever had a professional massage.
I went because I’ve had very tense neck, upper back, and shoulder muscles for months. The massage was great, and I left the office pain free. The pain-free time was short-lived though, the pain returned a few hours later.
The therapist also taught me a few stretching techniques that I’ve done several times a day. I’m still in pain, but it’s not as bad.
I made another appointment for this Saturday. I may continue to go even if the pain goes away completely. It’s a very relaxing, enjoyable experience.